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Moose photographer to talk at Loon Center

MOULTONBOROUGH — A noted photographer of moose wildlife and habits will give a program on Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center.

Rick "MooseMan" Libbey will share his adventures from the woods by presenting an interactive slide show featuring wildlife of New England.

Libbey flies into remote areas by floatplane and shoots from a kayak to get the work done. Subjects include moose, loon, fox, bears, eagles and others.

Libbey's illustrated talk is one in the series of nature talks given every Thursday at the center during July and August. All programs are free admission.

To reach the Loon Center from Route 25 in Moultonborough, turn onto Blake Road at the Central School. Go one mile to the end and turn right onto Lee's Mills Road. The Loon Center will be on the left. 

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Lobster Shack & BBQ to donate percentage of proceeds to Altrusa

MEREDITH — On Monday, July 27, diners at The Meredith Lobster Shack and BBQ at 56 Daniel Webster Highway (Route 3) will be helping to build a better community.

The Goren family, owners of the new restaurant, will donate 15 percent of the proceeds from patrons who dine between 5 and 9 p.m. to Altrusa International of Mereditht. The Gorens are proud to make this donation because they want to support all Altrusa does to combat poverty and illiteracy in this area and worldwide.

The funds donated will help Altrusa stock area food pantries, fund free community dinners, and help families who have suffered disasters.

 While enjoying juicy home smoked baby back ribs, smoked brisket with southern biscuits, or baked stuffed lobster, they will be furthering Altrusa scholarships for adult learners and books for kindergarteners.


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Next Gilford Community Band concert set for July 22

GILFORD — Gilford Community Band will present its next concert on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weeks Bandstand in Gilford Village. The musical selections will include traditional and contemporary tunes.

Musical selections will include Glenn Miller's classic "In the Mood," "Nessun Dorma" (None Shall Sleep), an aria composed by Giacomo Puccini for the opera "Turandot," and "I'm Shipping to Boston," which has lyrics written by Woody Guthrie and music composed by the Celtic band Dropkick Murphys.

The concert series will continue on alternate Wednesdays including Aug. 5 and 19. The season finale will be at the Gilford Old Home Day on Saturday Aug. 29 with a parade at 10 a.m. and a pre-fireworks concert at approximately 8 p.m. The musical theme of this final concert will focus on holidays throughout the year. As always, the rain location will be at the Gilford Performing Arts Center at Gilford High School.

The band is made up of musicians of all ages and from all diverse backgrounds. Some of the musicians have a few years' experience, while others have many years behind their flutes and piccolos.

Meri Hirtle is a long-time veteran of the Gilford Community Band with 27 years of experience with the flute and piccolo as well as eight years playing hand bells with the Granite State Ringers. She has an Associate Degree in Music from the Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, and has been with the Lakes Region Symphony for 8 years. In 1973, she was privileged to tour Europe as the solo piccolo with the American Youth Symphony. Her other interests include equine therapy at the B.I.T.S. Therapy Riding Center in Hopkinton, and working and horseback riding at Country Hill Farm in Mason. Her many years of participation attest to her commitment to music and dedication to the community.

Thea Aloise has been with the Community Band for 19 years, and has played the piccolo and flute. She is a graduate of Norwell High School, and studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music. She also had the privilege of studying with Boston Pops flutist, William Grass. Her other interests include playing in the Moultonborough Concert Band and singing alto in the Unitarian/Universalist Choir. As to why she enjoys participating in the Gilford Community Band, she related: "This band is a valuable part of Gilford. I am pleased and proud to be giving back to my community. I am also pleased and proud to have helped mentor some of the young players(note: there are 8 high school sophomores in the band). No matter what paths their futures might take, music is something that will always stay with them."

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays in July and August at 7 p.m. in the Gilford High School band room under the direction of Lyvie Beyrent, the present High School Symphonic Band Director. Beyrent has been the director for nine years. New members of all ages and ability are welcomed. For further information, contact the Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Teen workshop combines digital photography, outdoor adventures

HOLDERNESS — A digital photography workshop especially designed for teenagers will be offered Monday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 29, at the Little Church Theater.

The program is a chance for teens ages 13-17 to combine the fun of digital photography with three days of outdoor adventures in the Squam Lakes area. The sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and will be led by Hettie Haudenschield. Haudenschield received her BFA from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. She now teaches photography at Gilford High School.

The Digital Photography Workshop will explore all aspects of photography including composition, lighting and editing. "Students will leave the workshop feeling comfortable with composition, lighting and all elements of their camera," noted Haudenschield.

The adventure part of the workshop will take place at three different locations, providing a variety of photographic subjects. Monday's workshop takes place at The Little Church Theater on Route 113, where students will work with a variety of theater props and learn to be the director of their photographs.

At the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center on Tuesday, students will tour the animal nature trail where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Here they will learn how to take action shots and about several different photographic processes. Wednesday's workshop meets at the Squam Lake Association Headquarters for a canoe trip (bring a waterproof camera bag) to an island for a Squam Lake picnic and swim, taking pictures of the journey and the island.

The cost is $150 per student plus entry fee to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.

Those who would like more information or to register for the Teen Outdoor Digital Photography Workshop, can contact Hettie Haudenschield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or The Little Church Theater at 603-968-2250.


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